Easy No-Bake Cookie Recipe

Easy No-Bake Cookie Recipe
Staff Writer
Easy No-Bake Cookie
Allison Beck

Easy No-Bake Cookie

These aren't your mother's chocolate chip-laden, butter-rich, sweet, sugary, melt-in-your-mouth treats you might find at your local bakery or even Mrs. Fields. They are quick and easy to make, don't require any baking at all, taste great, and are good for you, too.

Once you master this basic recipe, begin experimenting, switching out the peanut butter for almond butter, adding in cocoa powder, even shredded coconut or diced mango, if you wish. 

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8
Servings
525
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, plus more for greasing
  • 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups puffed brown rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup roasted, salted almonds, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Directions

In a small saucepan, mash the banana together with the peanut butter to create a paste. Add the oil, molasses, water, vanilla, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil over high heat and then remove from heat, stirring until the mixture is smooth.

Line a baking sheet with coconut oil. Place the puffed rice in a bowl and combine with the almonds and dried cranberries. Pour the molasses mixture on top and stir to combine. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and chill in the refrigerator overnight. 

Cut into bars and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
79g
61%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
93mg
9%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
26µg
7%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
174mg
54%
Manganese, Mn
5mg
100%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
401mg
57%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
299mg
20%
Water
11g
0%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Easy Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Easy Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.